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Atherton inspector volunteers to help China quake victims

Original post made on Dec 30, 2008

Atherton building inspector Kenneth Huo recently traveled to the earthquake-ravaged Chinese province of Gansu with a five-man team of volunteer Bay Area seismic safety and building experts. The deadly May 2008 quake, centered in Sichuan, is blamed for nearly 70,000 deaths.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by peter, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Dec 30, 2008 at 5:31 pm

I am touched by the story about the China trip

Posted by EQ, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:50 am

"Earthquakes don't kill people, the collapsed building does."

Posted by Marge Colapietro, a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:52 am

Hello Kenny.

I hadn't seen the article--thank you for sharing the news--
GREAT STORY AS WELL! You are to be commended for the
"volunteerism" spirit and for helping your own City of Atherton
during these financially difficult time by using your "vacation
time" to make the trip. It's always heartbreaking when we
see first-hand the trials, tribulations and needs of so many
adversely affected people.

"Kudos" also go to the kids who sent along their artwork and
much needed school supplies!


Posted by Jerry McCarthy, a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:53 am

Congratulations Kenneth and it's folks like you who make our world not only safer, but nicer.


Posted by Jacob Moyer, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:55 am

Way to go Kenny. That sounds like a good trip and a great opportunity to help out. Keep up the good work!

"More than 70% of most cities' outdoor space is dedicated to the private vehicle while only a fraction of that land is allocated to open space for people."
-Rebar Group

Posted by Chino Yip, a resident of another community
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:57 am

Good for you Ken! I'm sure it was educational for all involved. Hope to see you soon and Happy New Year.

Chino Yip
Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District

Posted by Veronica Caballero, a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jan 21, 2009 at 9:58 am

Hi Kenny,

A co-worker informed me that he saw you in the paper this morning. I just had the time to read the article :o) You are an amazing person and the earthquake victims were blessed to have you there. Great Job!

Veronica Caballero
Senior Library Assistant/Early Literacy Assistant

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